Some think Titans are torn between Tunsil and Stanley

AP

Eight of 10 personnel executives surveyed by Peter King of TheMMQB.com predicted that the Titans will take Mississippi tackle Laremy Tunsil with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. But some think the Titans aren’t entirely sold on Tunsil as the top pick.

Or as the top tackle.

Last week, amid increasing chatter from Titans G.M. Jon Robinson regarding interest from other teams in trading up for the first pick, a high-level executive with a team in the top half of the draft suggested that the Titans are trying to trade down in part because they can’t decide between Tunsil and Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley.

Depending on how far the Titans drop, the decision could be made for them, because someone else will take one of the two tackles, presumably Tunsil.

Which would leave Stanley as the default choice. Which suggests that maybe Stanley is the preference, but that Robinson and the Titans don’t have the stomach to make Stanley the No. 1 overall pick.

Three years ago, the Chiefs were expected to take tackle Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall selection. They opted instead, in something of a surprise, for tackle Eric Fisher. Joeckel went No. 2 overall to Jacksonville, and both players have not lived up to their draft status.

if the Titans have any doubts about Tunsil or Stanley, the best option would be to trade down and secure more opportunities to roll the dice on a possible difference maker for a team that needs more than a few of them.

17 responses to “Some think Titans are torn between Tunsil and Stanley

  1. For the Titans to move DOWN, someone has to want to move UP. For a team to WANT to move up, they have to think their top choice will be gone.

    For that to happen, Titans and Browns have to start looking at other players (looking at a second OT does nothing to worry teams looking at QB or other positions).

    I agree with richabbs; Titans should seriously consider Jalen Ramsey, if only to shake up the other teams until someone offers a good trade for the top pick. And even if they don’t trade the pick, Ramsey is ready to step in immediately.

  2. Tunsil and Stanley aren’t even in the same class. Tunsil is a legit HOF caliber player if he stays healthy, Stanley could be a good solid pro, the kind you can get in the second round. You can win with good solid tackles, so I’d take Jalen Ramsey, or trade down. I think Ramsey is a game changer. He’s one of the best DB’s I’ve seen.

  3. Tunsil if OT, no doubt about it. Only other consideration might be Bosa…either you protect the QB or you get to the QB.

  4. binarymath says:
    Apr 11, 2016 9:44 PM
    For the Titans to move DOWN, someone has to want to move UP. For a team to WANT to move up, they have to think their top choice will be gone.

    For that to happen, Titans and Browns have to start looking at other players (looking at a second OT does nothing to worry teams looking at QB or other positions).

    I agree with richabbs; Titans should seriously consider Jalen Ramsey, if only to shake up the other teams until someone offers a good trade for the top pick. And even if they don’t trade the pick, Ramsey is ready to step in immediately.
    _____________________________

    Hmm, would Titans considering trading with Jets for M0?

    I would say Titans should trade-
    Swap 1st pick
    next year 2nd pick
    QB Zach Mettenberger

    Jets – M0, 4 round pick

    I think it is really fair trade, since Titans will get proven Superstar Veteran in their weak defense, which they need a leadership, then with 20th pick, they can draft Decker OT

  5. Hahahahahaha, I dreamt of having the top draft pick for good players we couldn’t keep too. I wouldn’t give up next years 2nd rounder for him. Draft picks are cheap players with so much upside. Mo is expensive, old and a headache. Ever hear of jerrell Casey? We are cool. Good luck with your cap issues.

  6. Some think I farted. My wife thinks it stinks.

    Jack is the best player in this draft hands down.

  7. I can’t wait for this draft to begin and end already. Enough with these bogus rumours. Tennessee wants either Ramsey or Hargreaves, neither of which are bonafide #1 overall picks. Not to say they don’t like Tunsil (who is the better prospect) but they have a LT in Lewan and want to trade down to acquire more talent.

  8. The Browns will do their due diligence, run the numbers and with the #2 pick, draft a left-handed utility infielder from Korea.

  9. I don’t think you can go wrong with Tunsil, Stanley or Ramsey as the #1 pick. I think your shelf life on Stanley will be slightly better than Tunsil. The OL that Brian Kelly has been landing at ND have been solid players.

  10. if they stay they should take Ramsey and get a serviceable OT with the first pick in the 2nd rd. rather have Ramsey and or someone like Ifedi or Tunsil and Eli Apple??

    if it were me i would trade back if i could stay in the top 8.

  11. Titans should swap with Cleveland plus a 5th round pick. Forget the chart.

    Then whoever wants the 2nd pick for the 2nd QB can then trade with the Titans.

    If the Titans wait for Cleveland to get paranoid, I don’t think they will get any trade. The new bean counters will take either QB, leaving the Titans with a LT they might not love.

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